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Billy Joel fans wish him a happy 70th birthday

Billy Joel performs at Nassau Coliseum on Dec.

Billy Joel performs at Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 21, 1989 during his "Storm Front" concert tour.  Photo Credit: Newsday/John Keating

Long Island’s Piano Man celebrated his 70th birthday on May 9. Newsday marked the milestone by inviting fans to share their best wishes in a big way, with their concert memories, favorite songs and more.

See what they had to say about Billy Joel below.

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I always enjoy your music very much

Gregory Holmstrom, Commack, NY

I have tickets to your Birthday party concert at the SOLD OUT Madison Square Garden show

John Marchut, Syosset

I am the chorus director at Lynbrook High School in Long Island. We are doing a big tribute to Billy in our Spring Concert...

Barry Wyner, Peabody, MA

Thank you for the music that was my safe place growing up!

Carol Andrea Carrillo, Ft Worth

Thank you for your very special gift of music, your gift to all of us that is always enjoyed, and transcends time.

Perry M, Kings Park

Oh what I wouldn't do to be able to attend just one of your concerts.

Dee Geyer, Massapequa

Happy Birthday Billy...

Thomas Shipley, North Bellmore

Happy 70th Billy, keep on rockin' !!!

Kathy Kelly, Syosset

You are a legend and a outstanding performer and artist.

Paul Ulrich, Paramus, NJ

To Billy Joel: you'll always be the Piano Man on your 70th Birthday.

Darren M.McDuffie, Birmingham,Alabama

Keep on hitting those Keys!

Glenn MacGilvray, Babylon

I listen to your songs every day!!!

Nancy Welch, Magnolia

My birthday is the same day. My cake usually says, ”Happy Birthday Barbara and Billy Joel.”

Barbara Priolo, Franklin Square, New York

Enjoy your birthday.

Barbara Rogan, Massapequa

My soon to be 5yr old daughter is just as large of a fan as I am.

Tony Sasso, Tampa FL

Thank you for all the years and the amazing music.

Shari Natovitz, New York

Happy Birthday to Long Islands Best!

David Bloom, NESCONSET

From one Mets fan to another-Happy Birthday

Carol McKenna, Valley Stream

Hope you visit Lynbrook Grandaughter is in the chorus and she’s always singing your songs wherever she is!!

Cyndy DeLillo, Lynbrook

Hey Billy I share the same birthday as you.

Ronnie Giglio , North Bellmore

I will be at the garden May 9th for your birthday concert!!!

Stephen Devereaux, Scranton, PA.

Now here it is over “50” years later and watching you perform is still quite an experience!

Dusty DeStefano, Hicksville

Happy Birthday to a Long Island legend!

Deb Tripptree, East Setauket, NY

Just the Way you are was our wedding song!!

Rosemary Shiman, Valley Stream

Thanks for all the wonderful memories growing up with your phenomenal music Billy

Karen Bressler , Commack

Don't go changing To try and please us

Michael Tulowitzki, Lake Ronkonkoma

I will be at you Bday on May 9th. 25th concert . 30th wedding anniversary.

Lisa, Sarasota FL

I'm more likely to wish a Happy Birthday to Liberty DeVitto, Russell Javors, and Richie Cannata!!

Denise P. Shea, Smithtown

I love you just the way you are.

Judy Frankel, East Meadow

Thank you for saving my life kind of.

Barbara Rudish , Holbrook,NY

I love you billy, enough to name my daughter leyna.

Wesley john, Tampa

Thanks for contributing so much to the fabric of our lives with your music.

Karin M Bennett, Somerset

Love listening to your music, you are truly the best!!!

Kathi Apsch, Islip, NY

Yours was the first concert I took my children to see and they are now in there 40s.

Rachel Filomeno, MEDFORD

My sister bought the Piano Man album when we were teenagers and we were hooked.

Terri MacGilvray, Fresh Meadows

The coolest uncool artist I know.

J.D. De Vera, Skokie, IL

Whenever I hear a song from "The Stranger", I always remember my freshman year at college and the whole dorm listening to...

Darlene Becker, Long Beach

Every time things get a little too heavy, I go to you and Springsteen

DrBOP, Kingston ON Canada

Bon anniversaire, Guillaume!!!!

Debra Miller, Colton

Your music, advocacy, philanthropy, and inspiration have been so meaningful.

Marybeth Friscic, Hamburg, NY

I have seen Billy over 40 times in concert and am super excited to see him on his 70th bday...

Shira Yacker, Easton PA

Billy I grew up in Westbury and used to come to your backyard and listen to you--knew you would be a star.

linda leff, wesrbury

Happy Birthday Mr.Piano Man, you don’t look 70 at all!

Peter metzger, Center moriches

I was raised on Billy Joel's music and have been listening to it ever since.

Paige, Steubenville, Ohio

Best wishes to a local legend!

Catherine lapierre, Hicksville

While the Night is Still Young was our wedding song in 2002.

Lisa Caldarelli, Smithtown

Wishing you good health & happiness in the coming years!

Barbara King, Bethpage

I am finally seeing you live on May 9th I will probably cry the whole time!!

Soraya Darquea-Molto, Flushing/Hicksville

Thank you for providing the soundtrack to my life and my dreams!

Lindsay Wengler, Port Angeles, Washington

Happy birthday but more importantly, it is time to put out a new album of music

Ken Cooke , Manorville

I saw you 3 more times in bigger halls but that small club was the best.

bob gremme, west sayville ny

Discovering and listening to your music growing up has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life and has gotten me...

Sean Bywaters, San Mateo, CA

Billy, I am 17 and I have loved your music for a long time.

Brock adams, Hamburg

I live in Georgia, but I will always have the "New York State Of Mind"

Shirley, Augusta

Happy Birthday Billy!!!

Joe Huber, Hicksville

Your music and your living on Long Island has been a Beacon to a lot of us.

Clay Suburban Viemeister, Huntington,NY

Happy Birthday Billy Joel❤️

Jewel Waul, Selden

Happy Birthday Bill.

Phil Rafferty, Miller Place

you always treated me like a friend, means very much to me

Dave Fischer, Oyster Bay

We would love to do some choral arrangements of Billy’s tunes.

Stu Schneider, East Meadow

However, there is one song that I listen to on a daily basis as it is a gentle reminder to my daughter who suffers from...

Jim Mowen, Moline, IL

I've lived on Long Island my whole life and bought your very first album when it was released.

Sarah Battaglia, Miller Place

The Millennium show at MSG in 2000!

Jeff Poland, Amityville

I have enjoyed many of your concerts and your music has gotten me through some of the roughest spots in my life.

Joanne SanFilippo, Sayville

Hey Billy, was there for your 65th birthday, and a few shows since then at MSG.

John Lanari, Mississauga

Happy Birthday, Billy, from an UPTOWN GIRL who likes downtown boys like you!

Anna Mannarino, NYC

You may not remember this but I was talking to you on Main St. in East Hampton for about a half hour while my wife and her...

Gerard Loughlin, Bay Shore

AGE WELL. Hope to see you at the Garden soon.

Joseph M. Guerin, West Islip

Grew up with older siblings playing your first four albums with most of the tunes just mind blowing and then The Stranger...

Dan Ludwig, Lindenhurst

When I arrived to MSG for your show on my 24th birthday, I was given front row tickets from one of your crew members!

Heather Eckman, Shirley

You are a great inspiration to all the new musicians.

Michael Digennaro, Woodbury NY

Billy Joel’s music is what all of my great memories are made from.

Carrie Campis Dugan, West Hempstead

Thank you for always helping me forget about life for a while.

John Nugent, Garden City

We thank you for a wonderful concert new years eve .Excellent way to cheer up the crowd!

Ted scholl, Lake grove

He was my first concert when I was 16 and I’ve seen him probably 6 or 7 times since.

Denise Klappert, Jericho NY

Thank you for creating all the memories I have of my youth

Cindy Criscuoli, New Port Richey, Florida

Always loved your music, so much so that we went in a rain storm to your New Years concert on L.I and got soaked!

Robert Austin, Melville,NY

Happy Birthday.

Ms. Kristen Kennedy, Smithtown

At 69, I’m your contemporary. So rock on Billy and Happy 70th Birthday.

Roland Varriale, Rockville Centre, NY

Billy! Wow Happy 70! You’ll always be a Hicksville kid at heart ❤️

Kenny and Nancy Hammervik, Hicksville